2016 Ottsville Holiday Festival Participants


Jerry Fritz is  pleased to be once again  hosting the very popular Ottsville Holiday Festival on December 3 & 4th 2017 in the stone barn at his retail nursery. Linden Hill Gardens is glad to provide a venue for these talented and hardworking artisans who take great pride in offering one-of-kind items you will not find anywhere else. Featuring all locally crafted seasonal gifts and treats from more than 25 talented artisans. Hours 10am-4pm.LeafSeparator Artisans Participating Include

Live Musical Entertainment will be provided by Linden Hill Garden’s favorite Troubadour

Thomas Johnston of Whitehouse Station NJ

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Bag it Beautiful – Designer tote, sling, and cloth bags made from fabric woven in the USA.

Blissful Naturals – All natural, hand-crafted lip balms, lotions, and body butters.

Chestnut Hill Farm Gourmet Foods Jams,sauces, gingerbread houses, Christmas cookies, gift baskets.Freshly prepared, ready-to-eat soup, chili, sandwiches, pastries,pot pie, coffee, hot coco and water.

Earthy by Design – Handcrafted, rustic styled jewelry made with an earthy style and organic feel, inspired by the warm, rich, earthy colors found in nature.

Glass Goddesses – Handcrafted stained glass gift items including lotus flowers, dream catchers, feathers, trees, candle cups and much more.

Humdinger Alpacas – Handmade alpaca items, sweaters, gloves, toy mice (cats love them!) and machine made blankets, scarves and hats.

Jane Stoller Jewelry – Unique, one of a kind jewelry featuring organic gemstones, silver. leather and pearls.

joeyfivecents – Storied jewelry and accessories made from vintage imagery and findings, resin and epoxy clay.

Laurie’s Chocolates – Gourmet hand-crafted chocolate confections including toffee, truffles, barks, hot cocoa mixes and other seasonal treats.

Leslie Zavar – Bead weaving jewelry, knitting and leather work.

Linden Hill Gardens – Table top herb gardens and seasonal plants.

Lotus 8 – All-natural, vegan soaps and  body care.

Melissa Shulz Creative – Crystal Jewelry : Art based with inspirational sayings.

Mix Pix and Prose – Fine art photography

Nancy Ondra – Art from the Garden – Botanical castings, sun printing, eco printing and hand-dyed fabrics

Offbeat GourmetPremium all-natural condiments for grilling, preserves, savory spreads, finishing salts, rubs, candied jalapenos & red fresnos, pesto, hummus, bitters, preserved lemons, gift sets for cheese and BBQ smoker.

Paula Focazio Art & Design – Colorful handmade porcelain bowls and cups carved with intricate, henna-inspired designs.

Q’s Cookies – The very best handmade whole wheat cookies plus a delicious selection of gluten-free cookies – never any preservatives.

Reimaginary Friends LLC – Where yesterday’s memories become today’s keepsakes.

Remarle Natural Skin Care Chemical free skin care products for acne, eczema, psorasis, rosacea & normal skin.

Riverwick Candle Company – Hand poured palm wax container candles in seasonal scents.

Rocky Top Farm – Handspun, hand dyed yarn, recycled sweater mittens, hand knit items.

Sacred Rose Herb & Root – Ptisanes, Potions, Premonitions

Sarah Cornwell Jewelry – Handmade jewelry using freshwater pearls & semi-precious gemstones. Sterling silver & 14kt gold filled custom hand stamped jewelry.

Stonemill Rug Co.- 100% wool baskets with leather handles.

World Upcylce – Handmade quilts, skirts, scarves and bags made from Indian textiles.


Think Spring! 2015 Horticultural Chat Room with Jerry Fritz at Linden Hill Gardens

Think Spring!

2015 Horticultural Chat Room with Jerry Fritz at Linden Hill Gardens



With spring just a little more than four weeks away, I am in full planning mode. I am so excited about the new season and what I have in store for 2015.

Please join me this Saturday, February 21st at 10am in the greenhouse at Linden Hill as I share with you some of the newest and hard-to-find plants I will be offering for 2015 as well as learning about other exciting events I have in the works. We will be serving hot coffee & tea along with tasty breakfast breads from our good friend, Patrick Mullaney of the fabulous Brig O’Doon Coffee House.

Please Click Here to register so we know who is coming.

Here are a few teasers for you to preview – can you guess what they may be? Looking forward to seeing you Saturday! — Jerry Fritz


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Martha Stewart is a Good Thing

Martha Stewart Show – a “Good Thing”

Martha Stewart and Jerry Fritz on the Martha Stewart Show

Jerry Fritz was honored by appearing as a guest on several segments of the Martha Stewart Television Show. We have posted links to each episode here.

How to Grow Hearty Succulents – October 2011


Succulent Planter/Hypertufa– October 2011


Spring Container Planting – March 2011


Snowdrops/Galanthus – March 2011msshow_6112_snowdrop_plant_prev_vl

Philadelphia Flower Show Promo – March 2011philadelphia_flower_show_horiz (1)

Chartreuse PlantsOctober 2010chartreuse_plants_1_horiz

Fall Foliage Arrangement Challenge– October 2010


Deer Resistant Gardens – April 2009


Deer Resistant Planter Challenge – April 2009deer_repellent_plants_in_containers_horiz

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Click here for complete listing of all episodes Jerry has participated in with Martha


Martha Recap

LeafSeparatorJerry Fritz on the Martha Stewart Show October 25, 2010

Martha Stewart Show

Jerry Fritz and Martha Stewart



Last Monday, it was such a treat to accompany Jerry to The Martha Stewart Show. A week prior we had gathered all of the chartreuse plants at the nursery, including a few irresistible specimens from the display beds. We put them into aged terracotta pots, and groomed them for television. We also cut flowers and interesting foliage from the gardens which included Aster tartaricus ‘Jindai’, Salvias, Spirea thunbergii ‘Mellow Yellow, Grasses, Amaranth, Hydrangeas, Itea and Cardoon. We departed from Linden Hill Gardens with two car loads full of plants. My vehicle carried the cut flowers and pumpkins (Reid Fritz gave each person in the audience a homegrown ‘Jack be little’ pumpkin), and Jerry’s transported all of the potted plants – a rolling, glowing sea of chartreuse!



We arrived in NYC and the plants were swiftly unloaded and brought up to the set. I was excited to  see the behind-the-scenes workings and bustle of a show such as Martha Stewart. The staff at the show are so friendly, helpful and sweet! They artfully arranged plants and coordinated plans for the show the next day, October 19th. There is even a permanent plant area on the set, a beautiful nook with orchids, begonias, ferns and other specimens, cared for by the show’s gardening expert Andrea Mason.  The other sections such as the kitchen and craft sets were spotless and tastefully decorated (is this a surprise?). The ceiling was totally covered in lights, and the cameras were huge and on wheels.

Martha Stewart Show Set


  The next morning at a coffee shop, Jerry rehearsed the script with fervor and noticed a patron in a full length chartreuse coat with a white flower print. On the way to the show, we accidentally walked in the wrong direction, quickly corrected the mistake, and were right on time.


Chartreuse Plant Display

The show is live, and Jerry did the segments with ease and charisma.  Martha seemed to love all of the chartreuse plants, and commented that her guests often inquire about the Lonicera nitida (Boxleaf honeysuckle). The second segment on Creating a Fall Arrangement was especially fun to watch, and I hope that it encouraged others to make a fall bouquet. The cardoon leaves didn’t make it into the final arrangements, but they do last a long time after being cut, and make a bold and unexpected addition to a composition. (We have plenty of mammoth cardoons growing here at Linden Hill).


Cut flowers used in the segment

Hedgehog gourds for Martha Stewart

Hedgehog gourds for Martha Stewart

Along with some attractive plants, Jerry gave Martha a gift basket of…-Chartreuse hedgehog gourds!!!



For more photographs click here 

Watch the segment and the other episodes featuring Jerry’s appearances on The Martha Stewart Show Chartreuse Plants here.

See you soon,